News & Events 2018 Holiday Collection Schedule There will be no CartSMART Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. If your regular collection day falls on or after the holiday, your service will be delayed by one day. Your regular collection service schedule will resume the week of January 7, 2019. For more […] Read more. Household Battery and Cell Phone Collection – Program Changes Starting Sept 3rd Starting September 3, 2018, place household batteries (rechargeable, alkaline, button) and cell phones inside a sealed clear plastic bag, and place ON TOP of your closed BLACK GARBAGE CART on your regular collection day. Apartment Battery and Cell Phone Collection Bucket Check to see if your building has a designated area for battery and Cell […] Read more. Pay Your Bill By Phone Recology San Mateo County customers are now able to pay their bills over the phone, as well as online, by mail, and in-person. Pay-by-phone is free for customers to use at any time. Call 650-620-1001 to make your payment (please have your account number nearby). We accept, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or we can debit your […] Read more. China Tightens Recycling Import Rules We have all seen the pictures of cities in China with air pollution so bad citizens have resorted to wearing masks. To help improve the environment, the Chinese government recently implemented new rules severely restricting the import of recycled plastics and recycled paper. With the paper mill industry declining in the US, we have been shipping much of our baled paper to China, where high-quality recycling is made into products such as cereal boxes and shipping cartons. Historically, China has accepted 4 to 5 percent impurities in bales of recycled materials. Now, China will only accept bales containing less than 1 percent of those impurities. It is a big change that will be challenging to meet. Read more. Learn more about Recology San Mateo County Zero is Everything One Team, One Dream Why Do You Like Working At Recology?